Do the following when doing background checks on employees in South Africa

Our team at i-Check Data Solutions have put this article together to explain how to go about doing background checks on employees in South Africa. A vital part of the hiring process and one that many employers may overlook is background checks for the job applicants you are considering hiring. Once you have collected information about job applicants and have interviewed the candidates you’re interested in, the next step is checking the background of your prospective employees.

Because in South Africa today so many people misrepresent their background and credentials, it is vitally important to do at least a little digging into the applicants’ past to check to see if what the applicant says about his or her background is true. A lot of employers don’t do any checking, and they often regret that decision. The applicant may be unqualified for the job or may have some personality trait or past experience that causes problems for you later.

We suggest that you conduct the following background checks before you hire a new employee.

When hiring new staff you need to make sure to double check and verify the following:

  • ID number verification. (R 7.99)
  • Driver’s license verification. (R 40)
  • Criminal record checks. (R 65)
  • Credit checks. (R 15.99)
  • Qualification verification. (R 90)
  • Company links. (R 50)
  • Checking property ownership. (R 50)
  • Vehicle ownership information. (Call us for a quote)

These are the things you MUST check when doing background checks on a potential employee. It’s the only way to avoid nasty surprises later on.

Get permission before you do a background check on a candidate

Make the permission statement a part of your application forms so the candidate can give you permission to look into his past employment and background.

i-Check Data Solutions can help you with all these background checks. Our services are affordable and our turn around time is quick. If you would like to know more about our verification services, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly sales consultants today!

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Background Checks on employees in South Africa